Thank you to all who made the 70 Mile Yard Sale  another resounding success. The Yard Sale is meant to bring economic activity into the south eastern PEI — to the B&Bs, restaurants, and many little businesses in here in rural PEI — not to mention to the individual farmers, fishers and other folks who host yard sales.   Those who, first, register officially, and second, those who shop at the officially registered sites support this rural PEI initiative hosted by this non-profit community organization.   We cannot adequately convey how appreciative we are that people step up!  This year we are fundraising to paint our Wood Islands Lighthouse and Museum.  Every little bit helps.   

Next year’s 70 Mile Coastal Yard Sale is September 23 and 24, 2017.  Plug the dates into  your smart phone now! 🙂


We congratulate Andrea and Cesar of the Lady Slipper Express for their first season here at the Welcome Centre.  They are around for a few more weeks — drop in for some great food! 

Tai chi has just started at Wood Islands; what a good way to bring your physical and mental health together!  Call Kevin or Pat at (902) 962-3164 to find out more!

* International Ham Radio Operators Lighthouse Event at the Wood Islands Lighthouse Rear Range Light was held on August 19th, 2016.  A permanent antenna has been placed.  For more info, call George.🙂

AMATEUR RADIO AT REAR RANGE LIGHT – WOOD ISLANDS LIGHTS.   G5RV Junior and coaxial connection installed at the Rear Range Light.  For more information, contact George Dewar – dewarg@bellaliant.netvy2gf@rac.ca
57 Perth Stn. Rd, Cardigan RR6, Prince Edward Island, Canada, C0A 1G0
Amateur Radio Callsigns – VY2GF & VY2PLH  Grid – FN86PF61OJ  ITU – 9 CQ – 5
Telephone – 902 838-3282       Skype – george.dewar   Geocaching – George D

The Wood Islands  Liquor Store’s hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.;  and Sunday from noon until 6 p.m.    Our Wood Islands Lighthouse, Museum and Gift shop, also part of our WIADC operations, is open for tours from 9:30 to 5:30 daily.  Audrey at the Wood Islands Administration office can be reached by calling (902) 962-3761. 

Hall rentals can be arranged by calling Audrey at the Admin Office or on her cell (902) 940-4784.

Business opportunities:

We have one retail space left in our beautiful heritage-themed facilities immediately off the Wood Islands ferries provide a ready-made marketing opportunity for entrepreneurs.  Know that 378,000+ visitors travelling by ferry arrived at our doorstep via this eastern Gateway in 2015.  Everyone a potential customer.  Contact us and take the winter to develop your business plan.

To discuss your venture and how we might help, contact Audrey at (902) 940-4784, or email us at wiadc@woodislands.ca   WIADC welcomes all expressions of interest and is particularly seeking businesses supporting our mandates of building a sense of community and providing local employment; and are conducive with our guiding principles and strategic plan.  We are happy to discuss these with you.

New Name . . .

Our Centre has a new name! Formerly known as the “Plough the Waves” Centre, our “Wood Islands Welcome Centre” reflects better our position as the first place visited after arriving by ferry from Nova Scotia.

Our Welcome Centre is home to the Wood Islands and Area Development Corporation — a Not-For-Profit community organization who owns and operates the Welcome Centre including the Wood Islands Lighthouse (tours and gift shop); a community room complete with full kitchen available for your special occasions; and a community Liquor Store Agency.  Our new Commissary (in the Liquor Store) offers fresh coffee and some “provisions” you might have left behind such as BBQ, campfire, food, books, or personal items.  Pop in to see if we have what you need, or just come for a cup of fresh coffee or tea.

Joining us here at the Welcome Centre is a provincial Visitor Information Centre and an “all-you’ll-ever-need” candy and ice cream store.  We are the Trail Head (Mile 0) of the Confederation (Trans Canada) Trail where you can enjoy a short, tranquil hike (or bike ride) in any season.

Welcome to Wood Islands and to Prince Edward Island — the “Birthplace of Canada!”

This summer’s book to enjoy!

“SALTWATER ROAD, Tales of Travel on the Northumberland Strait” by Marian Bruce is currently for sale at the Wood Islands Agency Liquor Store, at the Wood Islands Lighthouse and on the ferries running between PEI and Nova Scotia. The book is also available in many book stores and other locations around the island as well as being purchased on-line too. Go to: http://projects.upei.ca/isp/saltwater-road/  Island Studies Press